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3 kids, 3 adults killed in Nashville elementary school shooting, female suspect also dead

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Joseph Wilkinson
New York Daily News

Three children and three adults were killed in a shooting at a Nashville elementary school Monday morning.

The attacker, identified only as a woman likely in her teens, was killed on the scene at The Covenant School by responding police officers.

“There are no other gunshot victims,” Nashville police officer Don Aaron said at an afternoon press conference.

A responding police officer cut his hand on glass at the scene, Aaron said.

Nashville police responded to the school in south Nashville after an active shooter call came in at 10:13 a.m., according to Aaron. When officers arrived, the shooter was spraying bullets on the second floor.

The five officers who arrived first on the scene stormed upstairs and engaged the woman, Aaron said. Two officers opened fire and killed her.

The shooter was armed with two assault-style rifles and a handgun, according to Aaron. She was dead by 10:27 a.m., 14 minutes after the initial call came in.

The Covenant School is a private Christian school for children in preschool through sixth grade, which on a typical day has 209 students and 42 staff members inside. All surviving students were escorted from the school by faculty and staff.

“There will be more from this spot later in the [day] with [Nashville Police Chief] John Drake,” Aaron said.

This is a developing story.

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